The Way to My Father's Village

1988 | 00:38:00 | Canada | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Asian-American, Autobiography, Family, History, Memory, Post-colonialism

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In the fall of 1986, Richard Fung made his first visit to his father’s birthplace, a village in southern Guangdong, China. This experimental documentary examines the way children of immigrants relate to the land of their parents, and focuses on the ongoing subjective construction of history and memory. The Way to My Father's Village juxtaposes the son’s search for his own historical roots, and his father’s avoidance of his cultural heritage.